Posts Tagged: Piracy

qvod kuaibo

CEO of China’s most popular piracy app arrested after 110 days on the run

Just before police raided Kuaibo’s offices in April, the CEO of the company that makes the notorious QVOD streaming video app fled the cou...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 3:25 pm
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WeChat has a big problem with fake brand accounts

LV or not LV? WeChat has a big problem with fake brand accounts

WeChat is used by celebrities, media outlets, small companies, and major brands to reach out to people. Trouble is, it has a huge problem wi...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 10:53 am
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China closes movie piracy sites

Chinese police raid offices of notorious video piracy app (UPDATE)

Police in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen performed a raid this morning on the offices of one of China’s most notorious video piracy...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 8:23 pm
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Why Xiaomi is splurging $200 million on a company notorious for bittorrents

As Xiaomi starts shipping its smartphones to markets beyond mainland China, the company is still in the early stages when it comes to actu...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 8:59 am
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Indonesian developer Touchten pissed after Ramen Chain game gets cloned

Indonesia’s game developer Touchten found that its new game Ramen Chain has been copied and published on GooglePlay under the name Daren R...

  • October 9, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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China digital music piracy

Digital Music Sales in China Hit $75 Million (No, We Didn’t Miss Any Numbers)

Digital music revenues are on the rise in China – albeit very slowly, and to a not very impressive level. According to figures from mu...

  • June 19, 2013
  • at 5:48 pm
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China’s Biggest Pirate Movie Site Was Also Hosting 70s Pornos

Last month we wrote about Chinese authorities’ takedown of two websites suspected of distributing pirated films and television program...

  • May 14, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Beware: BSA Raids Indonesian Companies Which Run Pirated Software

I’m not sure how people in general think of Business Software Alliance (BSA), especially those living in developing countries and are cram...

  • May 10, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Qihoo Baidu lawsuit apology

Very Very Sorry: Qihoo Loses Second Lawsuit This Week, This Time to Search Engine Rival Baidu

Chinese web company Qihoo has lost its second lawsuit and legal tussle this week. This time, Qihoo (NYSE:QIHU) was up against search engine ...

  • April 27, 2013
  • at 4:55 pm
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Infectonate Survivors

China-based developer allegedly steals, publishes Indonesian games

On July 18, Kris Antoni, CEO of Toge Productions, an independent game development studio based in Indonesia, announced on Twitter that his s...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 1:06 pm
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China seeks record $42 million fine in prosecution of online video piracy app

China seeks record $42 million fine in prosecution of online video piracy app

Authorities in China are seeking to impose a fine of nearly $42 million on this renegade app. That would make it China’s biggest piracy-re...

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 5:29 pm
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In new web clampdown in Thailand, lots of porn, piracy, and gambling sites blocked

Thailand’s tech ministry has today launched another clampdown on websites that are deemed illegal.

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 6:05 pm
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With new Cybercrime Law in place, Filipinos could face jail time for piracy

The CyberCrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Cybercrime Law) officially took effect in the Philippines last month. Filipinos can now be punished f...

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 8:36 pm
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Music is an inaccessible industry for tech startups

Here's why I think these startups won't succeed, and why I would advise any tech entrepreneur against the music industry.

  • September 12, 2013
  • at 11:13 am
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Youku Tudou web piracy

How China’s Top Video Site Battles the Pirates

After merging into one company last year, Youku Tudou (NYSE:YOKU) further established itself as China’s top online video business with...

  • May 16, 2013
  • at 3:05 pm
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Why Spotify Chose To Launch in Singapore and Malaysia

Spotify picked Asia because piracy is high in this part of the world.

  • May 13, 2013
  • at 10:08 am
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Nhac Cua Tui’s Game Sharing Debacle Underlines Vietnam’s New Piracy Obsession

There’s been some buzz on the Vietnamese internet lately concerning Nhac Cua Tui, one of Vietnam’s premier music listening servi...

  • May 9, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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China closes movie piracy sites

China Takes Down Two Major Movie Piracy Websites, Makes Arrests

Chinese authorities have shut down two notorious movie pirating websites today in a strengthening clampdown on both online and offline pirac...

  • April 26, 2013
  • at 4:45 pm
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